A heartwarming video

October 30, 2014 at 4:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Joe Bell, a 95 yr old WWII vet sat in front of his home to cheer on the runners … Then the runners began to stop and thank him for his service! It was great to see young people honoring a Vet.”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Bungling British bureaucrats again: “You would assume that those in charge of pursuing and prosecuting criminals in the UK could tell the difference between a man in a tiger suit and an actual tiger. But according to lawyers for Andrew Holland, who on Monday launched a campaign to change the laws relating to extreme pornography, you would be wrong. Mr Holland, a bus driver from Wrexham, was charged with possessing extreme pornography in 2009 for a supposedly obscene video. As Mr Holland’s lawyers rather dryly put it: “The…video was a parody video featuring a tiger purporting ot have sex with a woman. The tiger turned towards the camera and said, ‘that’s grrrrrreat’, in the style of Tony the Tiger, a character used to advertise Kellogg’s Frosties.” Supposedly, the mistake was only discovered when a judge ordered the video to be played in front of the court with the sound on. At that point, the penny dropped, as did the charges against Mr Holland”

Going to the casino? Don’t eat!: “It might seem like common sense that it’s better to make important decisions after you’ve eaten. But a study has claimed the exact opposite – that we actually make better decisions on an empty stomach. Researchers found that people who were hungry made better snap decisions and also could also appreciate future big rewards than those who were fully fed. In the study participants were asked to fast for a night, and when they arrived at the laboratory the next day some were given food and some were not. In two of the three tasks participants took a psychological test known as the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), which is said to simulate real-life decision making. The first study involved 30 university students participating in the IGT in exchange for money, while the second was similar but involved 50 students. The results of these two studies indicated that people were better at making quick decisions while operating on an empty stomach”

Grand piano for CATS plays ultrasonic notes that only they can hear: “Felines may enjoy the sound of a tin of cat food being prised open, but now they can listen to moggy music too. Scientists have created the world’s first keyboard for cats which plays notes at ultrasonic frequencies that cats can hear. A team of vets, scientists and sounds artists engineered the electric baby grand piano, which has been used to play the first ever concert for cats, in south east London. Some cats enjoyed the music so much that they leapt onto the keyboard and wandered over the keys to play their own tunes. The keyboard has also been designed to play sounds that human ears pick up upon while the ultrasonic sounds are playing, so that pet owners – and the pianist – don’t get bored. The keyboard for cats was made as part of the viral protest, ‘The Pussycat Riot,’ which campaigns against countries such as Russia and China that it says censor the internet.

Australian man busted with cash up his behind: “A MAN police claim was found with a wad of cash secreted in his bottom during a police search had charges against him mentioned in court yesterday. Police claim two men, a 30-year-old and a 22-year-old, were in car which was pulled over by a police patrol on Gregory St, Roma, on the afternoon of Saturday, September 20. The 30-year-old was not in Roma Magistrates Court when his case was mentioned. Both men were charged when police allegedly found drugs, suspected to be amphetamines, as well as a glass pipe for smoking drugs inside the vehicle. Police further claim a roll of bank notes totalling about $1000 encased in gaffer tape was found in the 22-year-old’s rectum during a closer inspection at the police station. He was charged with possessing money suspected as being proceeds of crime while both men are also charged with possessing dangerous drugs and drug related utensils.”

Burglar gloats about robbery in accidental call to police: “As burglars go, few can match the stupidity of Aaron Burrell. Having successfully raided a house in Roswell, New Mexico, he made a phone call. Serenaded by a sound track of Bon Jovi’s “Wanted dead or a live”, Burrell, 37, described the break-in at great length. It was of considerable interest to the person at the other end – a police operator. “Look, I know we should have gotten a lot more, but you know what my only thing is that we got away safe, clean,” he said. It was not as if the operator made any attempt to hide that she was working for the emergency services. Burrell had “butt dialled”, making the call accidentally from the phone which was in his pocket. In blissful ignorance Burrell gave a 45-minute expletive-laden narrative of his exploits, complete with the address of the property which had been raided, the items which had been stolen and even said some were now in the back seat of the car. Police were sent to the house to find that the burglary had taken place. A few weeks later, Burrell was tracked down via his mobile phone. He and his accomplices were then arrested.”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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